Angie Sommer, SE


Angie began her career designing complex, high-end custom residences in central California, then ventured to Australia where she worked for over a year designing homes, schools, and community centers—and learning the metric system! Since returning to her home state and joining ZFA’s San Francisco office in 2011, Angie has honed her specialty to focus primarily on education and senior living projects.


    • Values clear communication, and is detail-oriented in designs and follow-through on project tasks
    • Seeks to provide value as a trusted adviser to clients by understanding the full scope of each project beyond just structural concerns
    • Extremely involved in community and professional organizations, many of which work to advance the roles of women in engineering

Angie is very involved in professional organizations and seeks to improve herself, her profession, and her community through extensive involvement in and contributions to organizations such as SEAONC, NCSEA, CREW SF, and WiSE. She presents regularly on professional practice issues at conferences and events nationwide and was the author of four articles in Structure magazine in 2017.

“My favorite thing about engineering is visualizing a building, how it will be constructed—beam by beam, bolt by bolt—and understanding how each member of the team’s contributions come together to create something that none of us could have done alone.”
19 years
BS in Architectural Engineering
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Commissioner, San Francisco Building Inspection Commission

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)

National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)

Commercial Real Estate Women San Francisco (CREW SF)

Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE)

Cal OES Safety Assessment Program
Angie loves to use the right side of her brain in addition to the left and is an avid reader and writer. Since 2010, she has co-owned a small business that helps people write wedding vows and speeches, which was featured in The New York Times in 2015.